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What’s on Your Reading List, Ofer Ben-Amots?

“I hardly ever read one book at a time. I usually have a stack of books on my nightstand, some in preparation for a course and others for fun. Currently I am reading two books: ‘Aboriginal Music: Cross-Cultural Experiences from South Australia’ by Catherine J. Ellis, and, because linguistics and etymology are a serious hobby…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags: ,

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Brooklyn’s Sweet Ruin By Paul Raphaelson ’90 Brooklyn’s Domino Sugar Refinery, once the largest in the world, shut down in 2004 after a long struggle. Most New Yorkers know it only as an icon on the landscape, multiplied on T-shirts and skateboard graphics. Raphaelson, known internationally for his formally intricate urban landscape photographs, was given…

Issue: Winter 2018 • Tags:

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The Confident House Hunter By Dylan Chalk ’94 Chalk, an American Society of Home Inspectors-certified inspector who has performed more than 5,000 home inspections in western Washington, shows readers how to get the most out of inspections. Subtitled “A Home Inspector’s Tips for Finding Your Perfect Home,” the book is packed with advice for spotting…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Sarah Hautzinger?

A book that rocked my spring sabbatical was “Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene” (pronounced THUlucene), by CC’s own Donna Haraway ’66 (she triple majored in zoology, philosophy, and literature while here on a Boettcher). Her “trouble” is with the era most of us call the Anthropocene — and refers to decisive anthropogenic…

Issue: Summer 2018 • Tags:

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Seeing Straight: An Introduction to Gender and Sexual Privilege By Jean Halley ’89 and Amy Eshleman “Seeing Straight” introduces students to key concepts in gender and sexuality through the lens of privilege and power. The book asks students to examine the privilege inherent in approaching heterosexual and cisgender (a person whose gender identity corresponds with…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Santiago Guerra?

I am currently reading “Blood Oranges,” in which Timothy Bowman presents a history of agricultural development in South Texas. Bowman offers a compelling argument for how commercial agriculture shaped South Texas after its incorporation into the United States, in particular how it structured relationships across race and class. He argues that the Mexican descendant communities…

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Silver Rails: The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado By Christopher James ’71 The book chronicles the trials of four railways, the Denver & Rio Grande, the Santa Fe, the Denver South Park & Pacific, and the Colorado Midland, as they fight the terrain, weather, financial climate, and each other to reach the mineral wealth of Leadville…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Christine Siddoway?

We asked Professor of Geology Christine Siddoway What’s on Your Reading List? I am rereading a favorite book: “Full Tilt,” an account of a solo cycling trip from Dunkirk to Delhi, undertaken in the late 1950s. The author, Dervla Murphy, in her early 20s at that time, departed Ireland and rode her bicycle across Europe…

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Live and Let Live By Evelyn M. Perry ’98 Subtitled “Diversity, Conflict, and Community in an Integrated Neighborhood,” this book by Perry, an associate professor of sociology at Rhodes College, shifts the conventional scholarly focus from “What can integration do?” to “How is integration done?” Through examination of life “on the block” in a multiethnic, mixed-income Milwaukee neighborhood, Perry…

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What’s on Your Reading List, Gail Murphy-Geiss?

We asked Professor of Sociology, Gail Murphy-Geiss What’s on Your Reading List? When I’m not reading sociology, I love reading for my European Book Group at the Alliance Française in Denver. Because only 3 percent of the American book market comes from translations of works written elsewhere, we read from that small portion, focusing on…

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